Method of Collection:
24 hrs. urine sample in 10 ml of 50% HCI to maintain pH below 5.0
Days for reporting:
Why is the Test Done?
17-ketoseroids are substances that form when the body breaks down male steroid sex hormones called androgens and other hormones released by part of the adrenal gland and the testis in males. This article discusses the laboratory test used to measure the amount of 17-ketosteroids in a urine sample.
How to prepare for the Test:
Your health care provider will instruct you, if necessary, to discontinue drugs that may interfere with the test. Drugs that can increase 17- ketosteroids measurements include Antibiotics, Chloramphenicol, Chlorpromazine, Dexamethasone, Meprobamate, Phenothiazines Quinidine, Secobarbital, Spironolactone. Drugs that can decrease 17-ketosteroids measurements include: Birth control pils, Estrogens Probenecid, Promazine, Reserpine, Salicylates, (prolonged use) Thiazide diuretics.